VIDEO: British Ambassador Shares Message to Brits in Croatia

Lauren Simmonds

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October the 2nd, 2019 – Last night, a meeting between affected British expats living in Croatia and British Ambassador to Croatia, Andrew Dalgleish on the topic of citizen’s rights took place in Zagreb.

During the meeting, which took place between 18:00 and 20:00, numerous questions were raised by concerned British expats and the ambassador did his best to answer them. We have also covered the topic of Brexit and what that means for British citizens living legally in Croatia extensively and numerous times.

Updated information on what a potential no deal Brexit would mean for British nationals living in Croatia can be found by clicking here.

Our advice, as well as that directly from MUP (Ministry of the Interior), can be read here.

If you are a British national who has legal residence in Croatia, be it temporary or permanent, you will be covered by transitional measures which will have no end date, allowing you to continue your lives in Croatia just as you did before the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. All you will need to do is exchange your current residence permit for a different one within twelve months following a no deal Brexit date. 

Please note that the new cards are not another application procedure, but merely a formality. You can read much more detail on that here.

If you’re a British national and for some reason or another you have not yet registered your residence with the local police, make sure to do so as soon as possible as an EU national in order to be covered by the aforementioned transitional measures with no end date, and avoid needing to apply as a third country national following (what is currently) expected to be Brexit day – October the 31st, 2019.

Watch Andrew Dalgleish’s video, which touches on the appropriate legislation on both residence and healthcare here:

Make sure to stay up to date with the UK Government’s Living in Croatia page for updates, follow British Embassy Zagreb on Facebook, and stay up to date with us on our politics page as we update you on any further news on Brexit that may affect you.


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